Thursday, June 20, 2024

Monoprint and Collage Workshop

thu01aug11:00 amthu4:00 pmMonoprint and Collage Workshop11:00 am - 4:00 pm RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA Event Organized ByRBSA Gallery

Event Details

Monoprint and Collage Workshop with Jacqui Dodds ARBSA
Create an exciting print using monoprinting, collage and other media. Using their own design or image, participants will start with torn/cut paper to make a simple collage, which will be overlayed with their own mono print design. This method, called direct trace drawing, produces a linear monotype that has a unique soft edged quality similar to the tone and line in soft ground etching.
This can then continue to be worked on top of with media of participants choice (inks, watercolour, pastels etc.) to create unique prints to take home at the end of the day.
Age group and abilities to be taught

18 years and above.
Suitable for all abilities

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught

Create an A4 design suitable for monoprinting
Learn about materials and equipment used for mono printing with collage on paper
Learn to monoprint onto paper using water washable oil-based inks
Learn to carefully register monoprints with a layer of collage underneath
The correct materials and equipment used for monoprinting onto paper
Where to buy materials and equipment used for monoprinting onto paper
Produce unique monoprints with collage on paper
Learn how to add other media on top of monoprints with collage

Course outline for Monoprint and Collage Workshop
Morning activity

Quick introduction to monoprinting, with a wide range of examples of completed work.
Demonstration of how to trace/draw images and designs ready for mono printing.
How to add collage to paper, carefully registered to line up correctly with intended overlying mono print.
Participants will draw/trace designs suitable for monoprinting and using papers suitable for collage glue this to their paper ready for printing on top of.

Afternoon activity

Participants will set up ready to monoprint their designs/images over the top of their collages.
They will be shown the correct amount of ink to prepare and use for monoprinting and the equipment used for monoprinting.
Participants will create their unique monoprints.
Discussion with tutor to decide whether to add further media on top of monoprints with collage.
Participants will then be able to discuss and assess further images they would like to use.
Participants will then repeat process to create further images
How to clean and maintain equipment will be covered.
Short feedback session at end of session to assess and discover what has been learnt and enjoyed.

Materials and equipment required by workshop students

Please bring along a variety of your own drawings, designs, or photos of your own to work from – no bigger than A4 – which will then be used for your monoprinting. You will be able to work on quite a few designs during the day so the more images you can bring the better choice you will have for experimentation.
An apron if you have one or wear clothes you don’t mind getting ink on.
Basic drawing materials including a HB pencil
Cutting mat if you have one
Papers suitable for collage if you have them e.g. tissue papers, interesting photocopies of pattern and texture, gift wrap/wrapping paper, maps (not too shiny) any other thin paper that is suitable for collage
Inks and watercolour pastels/paints if you have them
Something to take A4 prints home in

Materials and equipment provided
(These will be provided for use during the workshop and are included in the fee).

Pencils and erasers
A4 paper to print onto, newsprint.
Acrylic sheets for inking up on and printing
MDF rests
Caligo relief ink for monoprinting
Tracing paper
Paint brushes
Glue sticks
Tissue paper for collage
Craft knives
Washing up liquid
Masking tape

Methods of assessing outcomes

Discussion of workshop with Workshop Tutor and fellow workshop students and completion of evaluation form.

Interested in learning more about this workshop? Visit our blog to read some student feedback!

Booking information

To book please visit the RBSA Gallery website and click ‘workshops’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, please call the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 during opening hours Tues-Sat 10.30am – 5pm. Bookings can also be made in person at the Gallery. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure a place.
Payments can be made by card online, by card over the phone, and by cash/card at the Gallery.
Places are limited to 8 people. Allocation will take place on a first-come first-served basis.
Please inform the RBSA Gallery when booking of any health conditions or additional needs as some workshops might not be suitable.
A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund.
Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery.
In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.

Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Copyright

We welcome bookings from people attending for Continual Professional Development (CPD). However, our workshops are not designed as CPD. If your employer is paying for the course or you require more details about what you expect from the course, please contact the Gallery in advance before booking.
The workshop content and any information provided (e.g. handouts, guidance notes, etc.) are the intellectual property of the artist delivering the workshop. They should not be used or reproduced without permission from the artist (e.g. copying handouts to use in any classes workshop attendees might deliver themselves afterwards).

Other information

The workshop will take place in the RBSA Gallery, floor 1. The space will be closed to visitors and will only be used by workshop attendees. However, staff and volunteers will need to walk through the space at various points in the day to access the staff office, which is located on the same floor.
Attendees can leave their materials in the workshop space during their breaks but the RBSA will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafés and sandwich shops within walking distance of the Gallery.
Please bring an old shirt or apron to help protect your clothing.
The continuous redevelopment work in the city center has caused increased traffic, delays, and diversions in and around the City Centre. Therefore, please allow yourself plenty of travel time, plan your route, and check your parking arrangements.
If you are travelling by car, please ensure your car is clean air zone compliant, or charges may occur.

The RBSA Gallery is open on: Tuesday – Saturday. Opening hours are 10.30am – 5.00pm. Plus Sunday (summer months) 11.00am – 4.00pm



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